Danube Virtual Museum

White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)

Title: White-tailed Eagle (Haliaeetus albicilla)
Location/Region: Upper Danube area
Chrolonology: 1900 - 2000
Museum: Natural History Museum in Belgrade
Country: Serbia
Dimensions: 60 x 60 x 70 cm
Production Technique: Taxidermy on a pedestal


The White-tailed Eagle is a typical bird of prey of floodplain forest. It places nests high up in the trees found along major waterways such as the Danube and the Tisa. The White-tailed Eagle is a highly endangered species – the number of breeding pairs in Serbia is estimated at about 55. It feeds on fish and other birds that it manages to catch on the river or nearby ponds.

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